The NBA Free Agency pipeline is starting to flow as the decisions by LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have helped get things going and it appears that attention is starting to turn to Luol Deng and what he plans on doing with his basketball future.
So far the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as leaders to land Deng but two other teams have popped back up as well. Earlier in the day it looked like the Atlanta Hawks were out on Deng but they have come roaring back and are accompanied by the Phoenix Suns as teams with interest in Deng.
According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the Phoenix Suns are trying to force their way into the negotiations for Luol Deng at the last minute.
ESPN sources say Phoenix has tried to force its way into the Luol Deng bidding tonight. Miami has been pressing all day for deal with Deng
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2014
Deng makes sense for the Suns but it’s likely that he’ll end up with the Miami Heat as the new member of the Big 3. Dallas is an interesting destination for him as well but Phoenix could end up surprising some people with their push to land Deng who may end up choosing them over all others.